Lung Support Remedy
There are two lungs, one on each side of the chest. The right lung is slightly larger than the left. A slice of normal lung looks like a pink sponge filled with tiny bubbles or holes. These bubbles, surrounded by a fine network of tiny blood vessels, give the lungs a large surface to exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide. This process is called gas exchange. Healthy lungs do this very well.
Breathing starts at the nose and mouth. You inhale air into your nose or mouth and it travels down the back of your throat and into your windpipe, or trachea. Your trachea then divides into air passages called bronchial tubes. As the bronchial tubes pass through the lungs, they divide into smaller air passages called bronchioles. The bronchioles end in tiny balloon-like air sacs called alveoli. Your body has over 300 million alveoli.
The alveoli are surrounded by a mesh of tiny blood vessels called capillaries. Oxygen from the inhaled air passes through the alveoli walls and into the blood. After absorbing oxygen, the blood leaves the lungs and is carried to your heart. Your heart then pumps it through your body to provide oxygen to the cells of your tissues and organs.
As the cells use the oxygen, carbon dioxide is produced and absorbed into the blood. Your blood then carries the carbon dioxide back to your lungs through the capillaries, where it is removed from the body when you exhale.
Mucus produced by cells in the trachea and bronchial tubes keeps air passages moist and aids in stopping dust, bacteria and viruses, allergy-causing substances, and other substances from entering the lungs. Impurities that do reach the deeper parts of the lungs can be moved up through mucous and coughed out or swallowed.
- The left lung is slightly smaller, allowing room for your heart.
- When resting, the average adult breathes around 12 to 20 times a minute.
- An average person breathes in around 11,000 liters of air every day.
- If you breathe properly, your belly should expand, not your chest…watch a baby breathe.
- Asthma occurs when the inside walls of your airways are inflamed (swollen) making them so narrow it is difficult for air to enter.
- Bronchitis occurs when the lining of the bronchial tubes becomes inflamed and produces excess mucus that clogs the airways.
- Emphysema is a lung disease that reduces the ability of the lungs to expel air, a process which depends upon the natural rubber-band-like quality or elastic properties of the lungs.
- COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, when the airflow in and out of the lungs is reduced due to chronic bronchitis or emphysema, or a combination of both.
- Influenza (the flu) is caused by viruses that infect the respiratory tract.
- Pneumonia occurs when symptoms of a cold escalate to include a high fever, shaking chills, and a cough with sputum production.
- Tuberculosis is spread (transmitted) primarily from person to person by breathing infected air during close contact. Active TB is usually accompanied by symptoms such as a cough, fever, weight loss, and fatigue.
Suggestions To Strengthen
- Drink plenty of pure, clean water.
- Make sure oxygen is high and avoid air pollution.
- Keep the colon and elimination healthy and constant.
- One calorie of fat produces less C02 than a calorie of carbohydrates. Ingesting lots of healthy fats and less carbs is helpful in minimizing the extra work of eliminating all the C02 out of lungs which are already weak.
- Deal with old feelings of grief. The inability to grieve or process grief is very often a trigger for Lung conditions like asthma.